2009 Estate Riserva
This delicious, deep ruby, Cab Sauv/Sangiovese blend is aged for 40 months - 28 in French oak and 12 in the bottle. This extended aging enhances complexity and adds a bit more oak complexity. Nuances of old world cassis and ripe cherry delicately fill the nose. That earthy cassis, a hint of pine tar, and a bit of pipe tobacco fill the mid-palate. The spices are there too, but subtly. The long finish keeps giving of soft tannins and lovely acid that fill every recess of the palate.